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"Do Social Service To Atone For Sins": Delhi High Court Directs Man Accused Of Stalking, Threatening Woman To Throw Acid On Her While Quashing FIR

Nupur Thapliyal
13 Oct 2021 3:32 PM GMT
Delhi High Court, Attempt to murder, Offence Against Society, Proceedings cant be quashed, Justice Subramonium Prasad,

While quashing an FIR against a man accused of stalking and threatening a woman to throw acid on her face, the Delhi High Court has directed him to do one month social service to atone for his sins.

Justice Subramonium Prasad directed the man to do one month community service at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital and also imposed a cost of Rs. 35,000 on him to be deposited in the Army Welfare Fund Battle Casualties.

"Taking into account the age of the petitioner and taking into account the fact that the petitioner has full life ahead of him and in view of the apology tendered by the petitioner and his undertaking not to repeat such incidents in the future and in view of the settlement arrived at between the parties, this Court is of the opinion that no useful purpose will be served in continuing the present proceedings," the Court said while quashing the FIR.

The FIR was registered under sec. 354, 354A, 354D and 506 of IPC. The allegations against him were that he was stalking the complainant and threatened to throw acid on her face if she refused to marry him.

The Court was apprised that the parties had amicably settled their disputes. The complainant, who had joined the VC proceedings also told the Court that the man had apologized to her. On the other hand, the man said that he won't repeat such an act in future.

Accordingly, the FIR was quashed by the Court after directing thus:

"Looking at the facts and the conduct of the petitioner, this Court is inclined to direct the petitioner to do some social service to atone for his sins."

The Court also directed that on completion of the community service, a certificate from the Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, must be filed to show compliance of the order.

"In case of any absenteeism/default or any misbehaviour on the part of the petitioner, the same shall be conveyed immediately by the Medical Superintendent, Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital, to the concerned SHO, who shall in turn inform the learned ASC for the State, for bringing the same to the notice of the Court and for seeking recall of the orders passed today," the Court added.


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